Island Papaya Cake

It is not too often that I have an abundance of overripe papayas. But once in a while, it happens.  This is a great recipe to make use of any you might have.


Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
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Prep Time: 10-15 minutes | Cook Time: 30-40 minutes | Ready In: 45-55 minutes
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  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ripe papayas, diced
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Process:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.In a mixing bowl; whisk together oil, sugar and eggs; adding eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients stirring to combine well. Stir in papaya and walnuts.Transfer into prepared pan. Bake 30-40 minutes. Cool before icing. In a mixing bowl; cream together cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla well. Spread icing over cooled cake. Serves 12-14.

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Reviewed on: Oct 25, 2014 By
This is really good! I too had an excess of overripe papayas and found this great recipe! I did have to make a few changes because I didn't have any
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